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Date: Monday, April 25, 2005

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UC Hosts Forum on Environmental Links to Breast Cancer

The role of environmental factors in the development of breast cancer will be explained May 14 at an educational forum hosted by UC's Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center (BCERC). The forum, "Looking Upstream for Environmental Links to Breast Cancer," will be from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at UCís Genome Research Institute (GRI). Sandra Steingraber, PhD, author and internationally recognized expert on environmental links to cancer and reproductive health, will be the guest speaker. The program will also include presentations from UC experts on childhood origins of breast cancer, how obesity and diet influence the disease, and national and local approaches to studying environmental links to breast cancer. View details and registration information.


Nussbaum Named ASA Fellow

Michael Nussbaum, MD, associate professor in the Department of Surgery, became a Fellow of the American Surgical Association (ASA) at its annual meeting this month. The ASA was founded in 1880 and is the nation's oldest and most prestigious surgical organization. ASA aims to be the premier organization for surgical science and scholarship, providing a national forum for presenting developments and science of general and sub-specialty surgery and elevating standards of the medical/surgical profession. Fellowship recognizes a surgeon's contributions to the science and practice of surgery.


Keith Named Outstanding Alumnus, Pathways to Success Speaker

Robert W. Keith, PhD, professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, has been named the 2005 Outstanding Alumnus and Pathways to Success speaker at North Iowa Area Community College. Dr. Keith is a regular author and speaker on the subject of auditory processing disorders. He served as editor in chief of Ear and Hearing journal for several years and currently serves as consultant to several audiology journals. He was an original board member of the American Academy of Audiology and served on the American Board of Audiology, both of which he served as chairman.


Intellectual Property, Entrepreneurial Affairs Relocate

The Offices of Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurial Affairs have moved to spaces in BIO/START, located on the third floor of the Hoxworth Blood Center. The new location will allow the offices to work more closely together to bring UC research discoveries to the public.


UC Announces Annual Giving Campaign

In support of UC|21, UC President Nancy Zimpher has initiated an annual campaign for faculty and staff. The "We're All UC" campaign provides faculty and staff an opportunity to give financial support to UC, allowing them to direct their gifts where they choose. View more details online.


Nightingale Nursing Award Winners Announced

Nurses from around the Tristate were honored last week at the 13th Annual Florence Nightingale Awards for Nursing. Among the 16 nurses honored were many from UC affiliates including University Hospital and Cincinnati Childrenís Hospital Medical Center. View all 2005 nominees and winners.


Queen City 101

Amtrak's "George Washington" was the last train to leave Cincinnati's Union Terminal when it pulled away on Oct. 28, 1972.

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